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Wild Western/Western Highlights April 24

3 Feb 2013 tracysyd asked

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Is anyone planning on doing the western highlights which I believe starts wild western starting on April 24 from LA? I am thinking of doing just the 8 day Western Highlights - flying solo so wondering if there was anyone else out there doing it as well?

  • 9 Feb 2013 jack said

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    Hey, yeah im doing western highlights april 24 starting in LA and for the 8 days finishin in Vegas. Also flying solo and from australia. First Contiki??

  • 9 Feb 2013 tracysyd said

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    Hey jack, that’s great, glad to meet someone else. I was beginning to worry I would be the only one on the bus ;) I did the new York new year the new years before last and loved it so hopefully this will be just as good! Where in Australia are you from? I’m from Sydney, flying into la the Thursday before the tour starts

  • 9 Feb 2013 jack said

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    Tracy,
    Had the same feelin about sitting on the bus alone, was thinking maybe ive picked a shit date to start the tour, so relieved to hear another voice other than the bus drivers. Which New York tour was it, duration? Im from country vic Albury/wodonga way. I fly into Sacramento on the 7th of april, finish school on the 19th, then was planing on driving around the west coast until the tour starts on the 24th, staying at the doubletree in LA on the 23rd. First contiki so a little apprehensive as to what to expect, havnt heard to many failures so it should be awesome.

  • 9 Feb 2013 tracysyd said

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    Haha yeah I think we mix in with some other tours so should be sweet. What school are you doing over there? My last contiki was 4 days so really just New Years so went for a little longer one this time, not sure how I’d go with the like 24 day ones. I seriously had the best time last time so I think we’ll be fine, pretty excited for the awesome places we are going to!

  • 10 Feb 2013 jack said

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    Thats great, will be nice to meet some of the people from different nationality’s :) 4 days in New york would have been a great start to get ya head around it all. Like you, i was cautious of the big ones too like 25days, couldn’t thing worse than being stuck on a bus with potentially 40 people i dont get along with. Yeh its coming up sooooooo fast should be wicked to see the canyon etc.

    Just studying to be ride operator at Luna Park…………… haha nah just doing a very specialised course as a extension to my trade as a auto repair tech aka panel beater / car restoration. What made u pick april, this tour and even america, do u have other things on over there?

  • 10 Feb 2013 tracysyd said

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    Haha fair enough. Yeah I was definitely the same worried about spending such a long time on a bus, 24 days is a long time with the same people sometimes!
    I just NYC and a couple of days in Florida last time and I wanted to do west coast a bit as well. I have friends in NYC so I’m going to visit them as well. I was going to go to a conference in Hawaii but it was a bit expensive. I am also hoping to watch a friend compete in the NCAA gymnastics championships that on in la as well (assuming she qualifies). That’s the plan anyway! I guess you chose this tour to fit in with your school?

  • 10 Feb 2013 jack said

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    Sometimes a week with ya best friend is enough to tarnish a relationship. Solo is the go i think. Sounds like you have enough to keep yourself busy whilst over there. Yeah just fitted it into the school schedule, almost locked it in to just do school and fly home, happy to have thought about actually having a holiday aswell. how long after the trip you fly home to syd?

  • 10 Feb 2013 tracysyd said

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    Yeah got a few things planned so really looking forward to it. Booked my flights and extra accommodation in vegas today as well. I’m spending a few extra days in Vegas then heading to nyc for a week again to catch up with some friends so nearly a month in total

  • 11 Feb 2013 jack said

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    Sounds like you have it all sorted for a action packed month! Where majority of people on your last tour from OZ / NZ??

  • 19 Feb 2013 Courtenay said

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    Hi, I am also doing this tour by myself and it is my first Contiki. Good to know that there will be some others doing the tour solo as I was also worrying about being on the bus alone. I’m from NZ.

  • 19 Feb 2013 tracysyd said

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    Hi Courtenay, glad to hear from you! It’s great to hear from another solo traveller. I can’t wait, just about 2 months tip the trip!
    Jack, sorry I never replied to your last question (does any else have trouble replying in this sometimes?) Anyway, last time I’d say 98% of people were from Oz, with 1 person from NZ and 2 from Canada! Hopefully a bit more diversity this time!!
    Are you guys on Facebook? My full name is Tracy Brown if you want to add me (apologies, there are heaps of us!)

  • 22 Feb 2013 jack said

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    Hey courtenay, awesome to hear another voice on this bus, should be a great experience :). How long you over for and what have you planned to see outside contiki?
    Thats sweet tracy, nah havn’t had to many dramas with this msg service yet. On facebock, will try and pick you out of the crowd with your age and location. Time is flying soooo fast for this trip, its crazy!!!

  • 24 Feb 2013 Courtenay said

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    I’m going over for my cousins wedding in Minnesota and then doing the tour and seeing some more family while I’m there. I’ll be in America for a month all up. Time is going so fast! 2 months today until the tour! Looking forward to meeting you guys.

  • 2 Mar 2013 jack said

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    You got abit on too. Yeah it should be a crazy adventure!!! Thought we would have heard from more people since the tour is full booked. Add us on facebook if ya want, im jack moorhead, only 1 of me in australia so easy to find, unlike sum ^^^^^^^^^^

  • 21 Mar 2013 Alana said

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    Hi! Me and 3 other girls are doing this tour as well, all from Australia and its our first contiki :)

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